Prince Andrew social media accounts deleted amid US lawsuit
The Duke of York has had his Twitter and Youtube pages disabled, while other social media pages are being deactivated.
Prince Andrew's social media accounts have been disabled amid his legal battle in a sexual assault case filed against him in the US.
The Prince was stripped of his military affiliations and royal patronages last week just hours after a letter from more than 150 veterans of the UK's armed forces called on the Queen to strip her son of all his titles and ranks in the armed forces.
His Twitter handle now leads to a page that reads "This account doesn't exist", his Youtube is also no longer accessible, while his Instagram account is so far still active, but it seems it will also be removed along with his Facebook account.
While the British royal family's website still lists Andrew under the section Members of the Royal Family, it has been updated to show that the Duke of York has been stripped of his titles.
Prince Andrew Sued Over Claims of Abuse by Epstein Victim
An alleged victim of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein filed a lawsuit on January 10 against Prince Andrew in a federal court in New York. The victim, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, claimed to have been abused when she was underage by the British royal in a New York mansion in 2001, something he vehemently denied on previous occasions.
This time around though, the Duke of York avoided denying the allegation after British newspaper The Daily Mail revealed a fax containing information about his whereabouts on the 11th of April, 2001: “Private address in New York,” later on being confirmed to be Epstein’s home in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
This revelation gave a strong push for Giuffre’s case, who also claims to have been abused by the Prince on multiple occasions when she was 17, including in Epstein's partner Ghislaine Maxwell’s London home.